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Poster: dogsinapile! Date: Jan 12, 2008 2:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Size matters... Download that is...

Recently I downloaded a 74 show (don't remember the exact date - summer maybe?) that was three different sources of the same show. Two different soundboards and an audience. It was around 3GB of compressed files.
I've also downloaded some Beatles collections that were at least that big.
Also a Dave Matthews compilation that was like 5GB or something.
Probably the biggest download that represented a single source of a single show would be one of those 1974 Wall of Sound shows where they played three sets and a Seastones intermission.
The 1975 SNACK Benefit complete show was real big too.

The funny thing is that my first PC back in the early 1990s only had a 3GB hard drive and that was HUGE...
and everything was traded on cassettes.

Oh how times have changed.

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Poster: Bugz Date: Jan 12, 2008 5:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Size matters... Download that is...

3 GB hard drive in the early 90's did not happen, dogs -

Early 90's a 100 MB hard drive was very costly, and gigabyte drives were simply not available.

But your point of large d/l's is valid - we have come a long way

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Poster: dogsinapile! Date: Jan 12, 2008 6:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Size matters... Download that is...

Sorry - It must have been later in the 1990s...
It has been a while and I am getting old.

I was just trying to make the point of how easy it is to get LARGE amounts of good quality music now compared to even just 10 - 15 years ago.

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Poster: mcgannahan Date: Jan 12, 2008 8:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Size matters... Download that is...

the disturbing thing is it's too much too soon. i have over 200 lossless shows on my external that haven't even been decoded and burned yet. but i can't stop downloading new shows. go figure.

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Poster: Bugz Date: Jan 12, 2008 8:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Size matters... Download that is...

oh, i wasn't trying to make a big deal about it - not at all.

sometimes our experiences at dead shows (i am presuming here) tend to allow us to mix things up a little as far as time and space -

as i said in my fist comment earlier, your point is well taken!

same with e-mails - i routinely receive 5 to 10 megabyte e-mail files with engineering drawings, etc

unheard of just a short few years ago!

now - some real trivia -

does anyone else remember the dead newsletters from the 1970's? In particular, one where they described a (paraphrasing, again from a slightly addled sense of time / space) "music player approximately the size of a pack of cigarettes" which would have excellent sound and store large amounts of music?"; they did send this out, and years later we have the walkman, the portable CD playes, and now the I-pods - never mind about mp3 vs lossless, etc - they essentially outlined tody's technology 30 years back.

hmmmmm

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Poster: CompSurfahV2 Date: Jan 13, 2008 3:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Size matters... Download that is...

How about this...

The cell phones we have now... were Star Trek's vision of the 23rd century. Their "communicators" then, are our cell phones now. And Star Trek took place in the 60s.

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Poster: Bugz Date: Jan 13, 2008 9:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Size matters... Download that is...

good call!

now, to betray my age - how about the Dick Tracy 2-way Wrist Radio?